tire kicker

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tire kicker

1. One who examines or inspects a second-hand car or cars, often without really intending to buy anything. Primarily heard in Australia. This guy isn't a serious buyer, he's just a tire kicker.
2. One who wastes another's time. We need serious candidates for this position, so make sure to eliminate any tire kickers.
See also: kicker, tire
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"These are not tire-kickers," observed Volvo CE Vice President of Marketing & Corporate Communications Dave Foster.
In show talk, that means fewer tire-kickers and more qualified buyers.
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They are "tire-kickers," she said, "Who go, 'Oh no, really?
WORCESTER - A traffic jam of tire-kickers made their way to the DCU Center yesterday, site of the three-day Massachusetts International Auto Show.
As of mid-February, seven had sold between the two, and tire-kickers were buzzing all over their respective model homes.
"Unlike the first many months, where there were only the real estate tire-kickers looking at the plant,g" "More recently, there has been legitimate interest on the part of more substantive companies and developers."
"It's like open-source software adoption, it takes time for the tire-kickers to think it is safe enough," Adrian said.<p>Copyright 2009 IDG Middle East.
It's unclear if the sluggish economy is going to have a negative impact on attendance, but what Vamos has already noticed is "that there are fewer tire-kickers. People coming are coming to do business."
This not only puts you a step ahead of the competition, but it uncovers the problems in a business, shortens the life insurance sales process, and exposes "tire-kickers" so you don't waste your valuable time with unqualified prospects.
And, I know this is a cliche, those stores that did attend shows were serious buyers, not tire-kickers or window shoppers out for a little R&R.
scare up only tire-kickers. They don't care about the slight pull